Pundit Arena and Allianz Announce Unique Coverage of #Dublin2018

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Pundit Arena Announce Partnership with Allianz and Paralympics Ireland For 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships.

Pundit Arena announced today, Tuesday, it has secured a partnership with Allianz and Paralympics Ireland for the social amplification and broadcasting of the 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships at the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin from August 13th to 19th.

The partnership will see the innovative Irish sports media house create a poolside studio and digital content hub as part of a social amplification activation where they will deliver unprecedented coverage and access to Ireland’s athletes throughout the tournament. The tournament will also be broadcast live on Pundit Arena TV.

The 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships will be the biggest swimming event of its kind to ever be held in Ireland, and also the first ever international Para sporting event. A large crowd is expected in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin from August 13th to 19th to support Team Ireland, where a total of eight Irish Paralympians will compete.

 

Commenting on this development, Sean McGrath, CEO, Allianz Ireland explained “Allianz is really excited to be partnering with Pundit Arena in the promotion of the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships. Allianz have successfully collaborated over a number of years with Pundit Arena on the Allianz Hurling and Football Leagues and we look forward to partnering with them again on this significant first ever, international Para event in Ireland.”

Pundit Arena has had a strong 2018 thus far, aligning itself with a number of high-profile brands and sporting bodies, and delivering premium content in written, video and audio format.

 

Pundit Arena Co-Founder & CEO, Ross O’Dwyer, spoke about the partnership: “It’s a real honour and privilege to be working on the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships. We’re delighted to continue our close work with Allianz and look forward to working in tandem with Paralympics Ireland and the other partners in delivering social amplification of the championships before, during and post event.”

Miriam Malone, Chairperson of World Para Swimming Allianz European Championship Local Organising Committee ‘I am very pleased that the partnership between Allianz and Pundit Arena will result in increased coverage of this historic sporting event. Pundit Arena have gained a great reputation in their coverage of sport and their innovative approach to content production. Allianz are a massive supporter of Paralympic Sports in Ireland as is demonstrated through their sponsorship of Dublin 2018 and of Paralympics Ireland. This is a very natural partnership and we very much look forward to facilitating their production throughout the week of the championships.’

Richard Barrett, Pundit Arena Co-Founder & Head of Content, added: “This is a highly exciting opportunity for us to work with elite athletes in the fast-paced environment of the World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships. We’re looking forward to delivering a successful campaign that will showcase the best of Ireland’s Paralympic swimming talent and I hope the Irish public come out to support Team Ireland.”

Tickets for the 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships are available from the Paralympics Ireland website.

About The World Para Swimming Allianz European Championship

The 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championship take place at the National Aquatic Centre Dublin from August 13th to 19th.

Around 400 athletes from 37 countries are set to compete at the 2,500-seater National Aquatics Centre.

Rio 2016 bronze medallist Ellen Keane leads the host country’s delegation in the biggest Para sport event to take place in Ireland.

About Pundit Arena

Pundit Arena is one of Ireland’s fastest-growing sports media houses. Founded in late 2013 by Richard Barrett and Ross O’Dwyer, the company has established itself as a major player in the Irish sporting landscape. The company has previously broadcast international rugby and GAA, among other sports and
is backed by some of Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Derek Kinnevey